If you are keeping up with the travel tales of my family, you know we’re in Bozeman, Montana. Since we arrived in a hurricane-like down-pour, it has been hot and hotter- temperatures in the 90s. This morning we awoke in our tent to a light rain and clouds, which cleared by around 10:00am leaving behind blue sky and cooler temperatures, which I am hoping will remain for the rest of our stay. Our 4th of July celebration was great. Brian is breathing easy now that he has presented his Capstone and walked across a stage. Once it (finally) got dark, we had the best fireworks seats in the house up on our campground hill, watching a long line of colorful blasts for nearly an hour.
It’s no secret that I’m nuts about breakfast food, and this one, which I grew up calling “Frog-in-the-Hole” is one of my all-time favorites. This one is an any-season pleaser. It’s good for a rushed breakfast, when there isn’t much time, and it’s also a good one for company or on Saturday mornings with bacon or sausage.
What you have here is bread. Simple, buttered, plain ol’ whole grain bread. Into that bread, you will cut a round hole. I have a fancy tin-full of every sized circular biscuit cutter known to man, but for years, a juice glass worked just fine. Once that bread with a hole in it is buttered, it’s put into a pan of sizzling butter so it gets nice and toasty-golden. Before you flip your toast, crack an egg into the hole. Season with a little salt and pepper, and once it has firmed up, flip it over and cook to your desired fried egg consistency.
I like mine eeeeaaaaaaasy….
I like some strawberry or raspberry jam on the “lily pads,” which I also toast in the pan, and I soak up all the runny egg with the toast. I wish I had come up with it. In my world, it’s my mother’s creation, but I know it’s been around. I’ve heard it’s been called “Eggs in a Basket,” but then what would you call the lily pad? I say it shall be named “Frog-in-the Hole” forever!
What did you grow up calling this breakfast? Have you had it before? Did you have an awesome 4th of July?